For about three weeks now I have not been sleeping at my usual hours. I've been up every night and all night with my baby who is teething. Then, in the early morning hours I make my husband breakfast and prepare his lunch (he starts work at 5AM) and around 7AM my toddler wants to play and eat breakfst. I am constantly up around the clock and barely get any rest. Needless to say that I have personal stressful issues (ie, a wedding coming up, work, bills, etc).
My mother comes over on the weekends to help me out with the children so I can catch up on my rest but my toddler still wakes me up. So, here is an example of my most recent sleep patterns on a typical weekend:
And on the weekdays:
12PM-2PM (I nap when the children nap) Then I stay up until 3 or 4AM.
I still feel extremely fatigued. I dont get any rest and when I do I still wake up feeling tired. Is this because my sleep patterns were off and I am starting to readjust again?
I went to the doctor last month for a regualr check up. I have terrible sinuses which my doctor said could be another reason as to why I am so tired. I stopped taking allergy meds because they made me VERY DROWSY. The doc ran some blood tests and everything came back great (no diabetes, decent cholesterol level, no anemia, etc.).
Just wondering if it is normal to feel unrested even though I am trying to catch up. Sometimes my body feels too weak to even move a finger (although I remain active by force). My arms, legs, and eyes feel heavy. If it is not normal then what could be causing this?
I know that this is a little off track but I heard that depression causes similar symptoms.